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Colorado Rockies Green Campaign

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Colorado Rockies Sustainability Information

RECYCLING PROGRAM includes cardboard, plastic, aluminum, cooking oil, metals, batteries, electronics, construction debris, glass, pallets, compost, grass clippings, shrubbery and more.

  •  CARDBOARD:  Recycle 170 tons of cardboard annually.
    • Each ton of recycled cardboard saves 17 35-foot trees, so the Rockies save 2,830 35-foot trees each year.
    • Recycling cardboard cuts emissions of sulfur dioxide in half and saves about one-quarter of the energy use to manufacture it.
  • PLASTIC:  Recycle 54 tons of plastic annually.
    • Recycling one ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space, so the Rockies save 400 cubic yards of landfill space each year.
  • GLASS:  Recycle 16 tons of glass annually.
    • Energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
    • Using recycled glass to make a glass cuts related air pollution by up to 20% and water pollution by 50%.
  • COMPOST:  Recycle 150 tons of compost annually.
  • FRYER OIL:  Recycle 10 tons (3,000 gallons) of fryer oil annually.
    • 380 gallons of fryer oil (equivalent to two barrels of oil) is enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles.
  • METAL:  Recycle 55 tons of metal annually.

 
RESTROOM PAPER PRODUCTS: 90% of the paper products we purchase for our restrooms are made from recycled paper.


LED LIGHT RETROFITS

  • All lighting in these areas is LED: Main Concourse, Mezzanine, Platte River Rendezvous Picnic Area, Gate D entrance, the high bay on Right Field Club Level and all ad lighting on the Main and Upper Concourse.
  • These areas total approximately 1,286 LED lights in the ballpark, which use less energy, last longer and require less maintenance.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY SYSTEM

  • Upgraded building automation system.
  • Added VFDs (Variable Frequency Drive) on all 52 air handling units.
  • Added VFDs on all large motors in the building - four pumps for the chiller rooms, four pumps for the boiler rooms, two pumps for the cooling towers and five pumps for the vault pumps.


SOLAR PANELS

  • Center field solar panels 48 provide enough energy to power the Rockpile LED board.
  • Installed 72 solar panels on the parking garage façade in the main lot.


THE COORS FIELD GARDEN
In 2013, the Rockies and ARAMARK, the Rockies exclusive food and beverage partner, introduced a sustainable garden at the ballpark, the first of its kind in baseball and imitated in the years since. The Rockies have partnered with Produce Denver and other local organizations who have assisted with the actual planting and maintenance of the garden over the years. Located behind the center field wall of Coors Field, adjacent to Gate A, the 600-square foot space is designed to mimic a baseball field with beetle-kill pinewood raised beds terracing upwards from the garden's "infield" to the outfield stands. The Garden produces assorted vegetables and herbs, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, purple kale, chives, parsley, thyme and rosemary, providing Coors Field chefs with herbs and produce for use in the Mountain Ranch Club restaurant and the build-your-own salad stations in the ballpark. The Garden also features organic soil and irrigation drip lines made from recycled materials.